scribblingwoman2

Now with vitamins and minerals.

Just read a timely

(for me and for many parents, no doubt) piece in the NY Times by Judith Warner about discussing distressing or tragic topics with children. In the midst of reading the comments (though if I come across another one that accuses the author of being a “bad parent” my eyes might explode) and came across this one, which reminded me of a conversation with the Jinker Boy, awhile back:

JB: Why are you putting those clothes in the garbage?
Me: It’s not garbage; it’s a bag for the Diabetes Society to pick up.
JB: Diabetes like M—– [his friend] has?
Me: Yes. They pick up things to sell so that they can use the money for research.
JB: [after a moment] Can’t we just give the money to M—–?

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This entry was posted on December 5, 2008 by in Jinker Boy says and tagged .
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